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Journalism icon Jim Lehrer was a cherished part of our public broadcasting community who held a special connection to North Texas.

In 1970, Lehrer helped change the news landscape as executive producer and editor of KERA’s pioneering public affairs program, Newsroom. His early success with KERA led him to host numerous national news programs, including The MacNeil/Lehrer Report and The NewsHour. He also moderated 12 presidential candidate debates.

Jim Lehrer and KERA’s Lee Cullum

The Jim Lehrer Roundtable honors Jim’s proud legacy in the world of journalism and recognizes donors who generously give an annual gift of $10,000.

Please join The Jim Lehrer Roundtable or renew your support today! Contact Nancy Saustad, Vice President of Major Gifts, for more information regarding your membership, giving-level benefits and tour opportunities.

Giving Level and Benefits:


  • Minimum two exclusive events featuring national and local producers, personalities and reporters
  • Two special mailings with gifts selected by KERA Senior Staff
  • Recognition online and in the KERA/KXT print newsletter
  • Complimentary tickets to select KERA and KXT events
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of KERA and KXT studios
  • KERA Member Rewards Card — good for savings at performances, restaurants and other venues across North Texas
  • KERA Passport — extended, on-demand access to hundreds of hours of your favorite public television programs
  • Personalized donor service


Event Calendar:

Hors D’oeuvre & Learn featuring Bill Young, VP of TV Programming
November 16, 2020 12:00 am
3000 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75201
SMU’s Perkins School of Theology presents Rick Steves
Private Reception
November 11, 2019 12:00 am
SMU’s Mack Ballroom
3300 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205
SMU’s Perkins School of Theology presents Rick Steves
November 11, 2019 12:00 am
SMU’s McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
6405 Boaz Ln, Dallas, TX 75205
Private Luncheon featuring Ari Shapiro,
American Radio Journalist and Host of NPR’s All Things Considered
March 5, 2018 12:00 am
Hammon Hall: Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Private Reception featuring Nick Stellino,
Chef and Host of Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen and Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends
and Award-winning Chefs Kent Rathbun and John Tesar

October 25, 2017 12:00 am
A Tasteful Place: The Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218



Please click here to make your donation to renew or join The Jim Lehrer Roundtable today! As always, thank you for all you do to support our mission.



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Lydia and Bill Addy*
Jennifer and Peter Altabef*
Linda Ambeva and Geoff Lloyd
Lisa and Mike Anderson*
Suzanne S. Bartolucci
Connie Beck
Lucy and Henry Billingsley
Ruth L. Bison*
Ms. Kate Blackburn
Kay and Michael Booth
Edward O. Boshell
Allison and Chris Bovard
George H. Braun*
Diane and Hal Brierley*
Alice and Dr. Michael Brown*
Diane Brown and Don Leverty*
Dori and Russell Budd
Kay and Elliot Cattarulla*
Brent E. Christopher
Communities Foundation of Texas*
Mary McDermott Cook
Glen Davison and Deborah McMurray
Nancy M. Dedman
Marinda and David Diesslin
Gwen and Leldon Echols
The Enrico Family
Sandra Estess
Melissa and Trevor Fetter*
Amy and Lee Fikes
Jenifer and Peter Flynn
Chuck Funai*
Kyle and Jimmy Galbraith
Kim Sanders George and Gil George*
Judy Glazer
Carol and Don Glendenning / Locke Lord
Cindy and Thomas Hanes
The Honorable Deborah Hankinson
Cynthia and Thomas Hendrick
Hoblitzelle Foundation*
Marguerite Steed Hoffman
The Horchow Family*
Nina Hutton
Rev. Dr. Lyssa Jenkens and Ms. Trish Houck
Lisa and Peter Kraus
Suzanne and Robert Kriscunas

Carol and John Levy*
Kathy and Tim Litinas
Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle
Meadows Foundation*
Sharon Lyle and Mark Mutschink
March Family Foundation
Nancy Cain Marcus
Gail and Gil Marmol
Margaret and John Mason
Holly and Tom Mayer
Suzanne and Patrick McGee*
Mac McGinnis*
Dinah and Scott Miller
Janet and John Mockovciak
Susan and Bill Montgomery
Harry S. Moss Foundation
Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
Kate and Keith Newman
Ann and Ken Newman
Alice and Erle Nye
Margot Perot
Nancy Perot
Dana and David Porter
Greenlight Credentials – Eric and Katherine Reeves
Holly and Jason Ridings*
Deedie Rose
Dr. Randall and Barbara Rosenblatt
Annadele H. Ross*
Lizzie and Dan Routman
Sammons Enterprises Inc.*
Sogand Shodja
Nancy P. Shutt
Warren D. Smith
Stemmons Foundation*
Dr. Ann Stuart*
Rosalie Taubman
Texas Women’s Foundation*
Amy S. Titus
Transglobal Technologies
TurningPoint Foundation
Lisa Tyson-Sandefer
Ketaki and Hemant Vankawala
Natalie and Mark Weimer
Donna Wilhelm*
Carol Wolfinbarger and Jim Miller
Trea and Richard Yip

Listings current as of April, 20, 2020.

*Indicates membership in The President’s Circle, with an annual gift of $25,000 or more.



Nancy Saustad
Vice President of Major Gifts
(214) 740-9346

North Texas Public Broadcasting is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization registered in the state of Texas. Your contribution may be fully tax deductible.

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